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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Submarines => Topic started by: TheLongBuild on June 25, 2017, 09:42:36 PM

Title: Interesting Subs.
Post by: TheLongBuild on June 25, 2017, 09:42:36 PM

Hi
Anyone know anything about these fun sub, were they a 1 off or were they commercially made ?.


Thanks
Larry
Title: Re: Interesting Subs.
Post by: DavieTait on June 25, 2017, 09:53:23 PM
http://www.rcsubs.co.uk/photos

pretty rare looks like they were a limited run kit
Title: Re: Interesting Subs.
Post by: TheLongBuild on June 26, 2017, 07:35:27 AM
Thought so, thanks for the link..
Larry
Title: Re: Interesting Subs.
Post by: TomHugill on June 26, 2017, 08:17:46 AM
We were talking about these at the last sub day in Brum. The red one is the only one in the colour and belongs to rob fowler. I think a run of 100 might have been mentioned.
Title: Re: Interesting Subs.
Post by: U-33 on June 26, 2017, 10:15:25 AM
They are called AquaBat, made by R&R Model Engineering, way way back. I don't thing Ron has made one for years now, Rob Fowler has one, and Ron has one, both in full operating condition.
Title: Re: Interesting Subs.
Post by: TheLongBuild on June 26, 2017, 01:02:17 PM
Just look like fun, Shame not in production..


Thanks
Larry
Title: Re: Interesting Subs.
Post by: TheLongBuild on June 26, 2017, 01:27:58 PM
Just spoken to them and the moulds are now owned by Jotika, just sent them an email out of interest..


Larry



 
Title: Re: Interesting Subs.
Post by: U-33 on June 26, 2017, 01:45:53 PM
Just spoken to them and the moulds are now owned by Jotika, just sent them an email out of interest..


Larry


Damn...yes, I should have mentioned that, forgot all about it.
Title: Re: Interesting Subs.
Post by: TheLongBuild on June 29, 2017, 06:16:03 PM

Well spoke to Jotika, yes they have the moulds but no plans to put them back in production, one of the reasons being that they do not make , or that they are hard to get hold off transmitters suitable, Ie 40meg  etc,  %% %%


Oh well it was worth a shot.

Title: Re: Interesting Subs.
Post by: Fred Ellis on June 29, 2017, 07:31:23 PM
Hi TheLongBuild


Have a look on the following site http://www.theassociationofmodelsubmariners.com/ look under Radio Control Equipment  Open LRS, it may be of some help to you if you do not want to use 40Mhz.


Fred
Title: Re: Interesting Subs.
Post by: TheLongBuild on June 30, 2017, 03:22:08 PM
Thanks but I have some 40megs, it Jotika that want make them as they think no one can get 40 meg
Title: Re: Interesting Subs.
Post by: tsenecal on June 30, 2017, 03:44:42 PM
i think jotika is using the 40mhz as a crutch...  they would probably only sell 3 a year, even if 40mhz was widely available.  it looks like the model submarine community is drying up as people pass on...  90% of the model sub community seems to be in their late 60's or early 70's, and nobody seems to be interested in recruiting new blood....  the entire makeup of the community seems to now be "i need a rtr system that weighs less than 5 pounds, and fits in the back seat of my tiny car."
Title: Re: Interesting Subs.
Post by: Netleyned on June 30, 2017, 04:00:30 PM
Two years ago we had no submarines
in our club, but now, mainly due to Pete
Subman bringing underwater thingies
we have 5 or 6 with most operators under
60 so it looks like we are bucking the trend.


Ned
Title: Re: Interesting Subs.
Post by: TomHugill on June 30, 2017, 04:43:25 PM
Might be that way in the states Tim but in the uk the average age of the model submariner seems 20 years less than the model boat folks
Title: Re: Interesting Subs.
Post by: tsenecal on June 30, 2017, 04:49:21 PM
Might be that way in the states Tim but in the uk the average age of the model submariner seems 20 years less than the model boat folks


what would the average age of the model boat folks be?   if that is 80....  :-)
Title: Re: Interesting Subs.
Post by: TomHugill on June 30, 2017, 05:24:13 PM
In my club probably 70 odd!
Title: Re: Interesting Subs.
Post by: thegrimreaper on July 18, 2017, 09:51:47 AM
Two years ago we had no submarines
in our club, but now, mainly due to Pete
Subman bringing underwater thingies
we have 5 or 6 with most operators under
60 so it looks like we are bucking the trend.


Ned


yeh that PeteSubman has a lot to answer for I have his 84" Seaview here in the middle of doing her up when time permits


average age at my local lake is probably about 55-60 I am the only Submariner and am young at heart lol




Mark
Title: Re: Interesting Subs.
Post by: petesubman on July 18, 2017, 04:10:08 PM
Sorry Mark, I'm only 12 , regards Pete
Title: Re: Interesting Subs.
Post by: petesubman on July 18, 2017, 05:23:02 PM
R c submarines are quite specialised , they can be expensive and the young folk I've spoken to mainly to say go away , are completely unaware of this type of pastime , the first question is how much did it cost , second one is where can I get one , since the demise of robbe  things have changed  every thing has be almost ready to ?
Title: Re: Interesting Subs.
Post by: thegrimreaper on July 18, 2017, 07:39:39 PM
Sorry Mark, I'm only 12 , regards Pete


yea you wish Pete  {-)


yea their isnt a lot of RTR stuff about and the young of today want it now not 3 to 6 months down the line after sitting and building it themselves and then when you let on the price its as if they dont spend anything on hobbies but hey wait a tick havent they all got computers laptops Play Stations 1,2,3,4,5 X-Box oh and dont forget an I-Phone ah well Kids lol


Pete just so you know taking that tank to Norwich just in case you turn up mate


regards Mark
Title: Re: Interesting Subs.
Post by: TheLongBuild on July 18, 2017, 08:20:17 PM

Ok
So back to the thread and the Aquabats.... :}   if anyone sees one of these on display anywhere I would appreciate some pictures  :-) :-) ,


Thanks
Larry
Title: Re: Interesting Subs.
Post by: thegrimreaper on July 19, 2017, 04:25:03 PM
maybe able to do better than that I have a video of Rob Fowler`s Aquabat at Bournvill 2 months ago
here is the link


https://youtu.be/2sfwN6Tu8Zs
Title: Re: Interesting Subs.
Post by: petesubman on July 19, 2017, 07:59:07 PM
Hi Mark won't be there Sunday , but will at papplewick and bourneville regards pete
Title: Re: Interesting Subs.
Post by: TheLongBuild on July 19, 2017, 08:47:09 PM

maybe able to do better than that I have a video of Rob Fowler`s Aquabat at Bournvill 2 months ago
here is the link


https://youtu.be/2sfwN6Tu8Zs (https://youtu.be/2sfwN6Tu8Zs)


Cheers for that, look pretty good underwater, could have filtered the water first however !!  {-)
Title: Re: Interesting Subs.
Post by: thegrimreaper on September 02, 2017, 05:17:06 PM
thelong build have yourself a look at ther R&R web site mate Ron is going to do a run of these this year get your name down for one if you want one


Mark.

Title: Re: Interesting Subs.
Post by: TheLongBuild on September 02, 2017, 05:50:52 PM


thelong build have yourself a look at ther R&R web site mate Ron is going to do a run of these this year get your name down for one if you want one


Mark.
Can not see any R & R ?


Found it   :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :} :} :} :} :}
Title: Re: Interesting Subs.
Post by: thegrimreaper on September 24, 2017, 08:38:05 AM
just put my name down with Ron for one of these hope he got my email requesting he adds me to the list


Mark.

Title: Re: Interesting Subs.
Post by: imsinking on September 24, 2017, 09:11:44 AM
just put my name down with Ron for one of these hope he got my email requesting he adds me to the list


Mark.
Going to paint it     YELLOW   Mark ?  %%  hey , with brushless & LIPO's it'll fly . . . . .
Bill  :-))
Title: Re: Interesting Subs.
Post by: thegrimreaper on September 24, 2017, 07:19:58 PM
Nope Bill not Yellow maybe florescent Pink to keep you target skippers happy you might be able to see it then  8) 8) <*<
Title: Re: Interesting Subs.
Post by: TheLongBuild on September 24, 2017, 07:28:43 PM
I too put my name on the list so Hope  I am on it a few weeks ago. I like fluorescent orange O0
Title: Re: Interesting Subs.
Post by: old_gunner on December 02, 2017, 04:29:37 PM
Aquabat is now available from R&R, the long haired Sgt Major informs me that I can take possession of the kit on the 25th and not before.
Title: Re: Interesting Subs.
Post by: thegrimreaper on December 02, 2017, 08:34:11 PM
You will not be disappointed its a fantastic bit of kit will be well worth your wait for Santa to drop it off.


Mark.